Southam v Westwood Academy
Unfortunately for the Yr10 Rugby team, another tale of a spirited performance, but let down by some withdrawals of other squad members. Against a quick and powerful Westwood team, and with a few players offered to boast our numbers, we showed great teamwork and perseverance. We had the greater skill in our forward pack and Rugby intelligence, but struggled when the ball become loose and leaked tries on the wing. The teams traded tries in the first half, with Joe C scoring a great individual try and Josh L. powering through the Westwood pack to force himself over line. However, as the rain drove in across the Earlsdon pitch we conceded 3 more tries in the second half, as our numbers were reduced by the withdrawal of a couple of their players. There were notable performances throughout our numbers, from Luke C. at the break down, Patrick F and Charlie P through the centre and ever present Washbrooks, and we competed as a team to the end. Final score 33-10, but well done to everyone who competed with such character.
Tonight the year 10s went to Kingsley for their tournament to finalise their matches for the season. The team consisting of; Ana L, Emily L, Ava C, Amy D, Alex M, Ruby T, Jess W, Alexandra Z, Esha S and Olivia C had 5 matches before the final results!
The first game against Campion was tough, the opposition started strong and with shooters who rarely missed they took an early lead. At half time the team regrouped and settled into their own netball. Focusing on moving forward for the ball the team slowed down the score from Campion but finished with a loss.
The second game against Kingsley 1 was again a tough one, the opposition had skill and finesse but Southam played as a team, working together to pass the ball down the court. After a tough first half the team rattled Kingsley and managed to finish the second half only 3-1 down.
The third and fourth games against Myton 2 and Kingsley 2 are where Southam came into their own. Both very close matches with lots of end to end play. Ana L, Amy D, Emily L and Esha S had outstanding play in centre court and with the support of Jess W, Ruby T and Olivia C in defence the team intercepted and challenged both oppositions to get the ball into Ava C, Alex M and Alexandra Z. Overall two wins!
The final game against Myton 1 was again a difficult one, however off the back of two wins the team played well and gave them a very exciting match! Unfortunately Myton pulled away towards the end but overall, great performance!
The team finished 3rd out of 6 teams, an amazing tournament and evening of netball. I’m very proud of the whole team for their performance! Thank you to Alex L for umpiring and supporting the team for the whole evening.
A great end to an enjoyable season.
Congratulations to the following year 10 students for their hard work and enthusiasm towards tutor activities for their English Language GCSE: Charlotte Wain, Luca De Torre, Erin Day, Katy Black, George Cuevas, Izzy Alexander, Alice Versey, Toby Alvey-Anderson & Lauren Brassington. Keep up the hard work and revision! Miss Clough